About us and the team
“Our vision is to create an environment where your child is loved, cared for, respected for their wonderfulness and nurtured. An environment where they are free to explore, discover and marvel at the world around them, meet new friends and be supported to develop, to love to learn and learn to love.”
Dean Park Day Nursery, in association with Park Independent School, is a newly converted nursery based within Bournemouth’s historic Cooper Dean pavilion, offering full day care for children aged between 0-5. With six acres of land surrounding the nursery, we also boast an impressive outdoor learning environment.
Situated in a picturesque location, its vast open spaces have enabled us to create a setting that has a real focus on outdoor learning and discovery, allowing children to experience and interact with nature every day.
Our ethos is heavily influenced by Reggio Emilia. We aim to develop a creative and inspiring setting, which firmly puts children at the centre of our practice and being. Discovery and creativity underpins the principles in which the nursery has being designed.
We continually strive to create an environment where your child is loved, cared for, nurtured and respected for their wonderfulness. All children are given the freedom to explore and marvel at the world around them, meet new friends and be supported to develop. Our vision is to create a nursery where children can love to learn and learn to love.
I have many years’ experience working with young children. I am a qualified teacher and worked in several local primary schools and Children Centres before commencing my role as the Early Years Advisor for Bournemouth local authority for five years. Additionally, I am an experienced Early Years trainer and hold Early Years professional status.
I am mum to two wonderful children and aunty to two amazing boys. I am and always have been utterly fascinated by the brilliance of babies and children and have spent my life studying, observing, teaching, playing and learning from them.
‘Children are like tiny flowers, they are varied and need care but each is beautiful alone and glorious when seen in the community of peers.’ Froebel